The art of memory. : A treatise useful for such as are to speak in publick.
Robert B. Livingston
February 13, 2014
Let it rip, and remember!
There was not much in this old book that I hadn't already figured out or learned from elsewhere, save some tidbits of advice such as:
"All windy food and drinks are not good for the assistance of memory, but rather contrary, unless nature carries them speedily off in the ordinary course."
Joking aside, this book is worth a perusal.
One not only gets a flavor of the breadth of the author's erudition and of devices and interests of his day, one gets a thorough grounding on ways to improve one's memory and of its limits.
Colorful anecdotes from antiquity abound.
The most practical advice begins in the seventh chapter.